The Overnightscape Underground - Lot 88: New Midnight Cassette System 34 tracks [4263-4296] 55:21:29 onsug.com / TheOvernightscape.com
New Midnight Cassette System is 55 hours of public domain music you can use any way you want, with no strings attached.
I'm Frank Edward Nora, host of The Overnightscape, and I produced all this music on a MadPlayer in the Summer of 2012 in New Jersey, USA. The MadPlayer was a "generative music" device that creates random music based on algorithms. It was released in 2002, but is now long discontinued.
Music created on the MadPlayer is the creative work of the artist using it. Therefore, as the producer of this set of music, I have the right to release it into the public domain.
In order to make this public domain declaration even stronger, I am releasing this music under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/).
I've been doing Internet radio and podcasting for well over a decade now, and I have spent a huge amount of time searching for music I could use on my shows. The MadPlayer was a wonderful discovery for me, because I was able to use it for background music on my shows - legally and without any strings attached.
Since the MadPlayer is no longer available, I wanted to to make some of this music available to anyone who wants to use it. This is exactly the kind of resource I would have loved to have discovered in the past, so I am more than happy to make it available.
You can use the music of New Midnight Cassette System in any way you like, with absolutely no strings attached. It can be used for commercial or non-commercial purposes. It can be edited, cut, sliced, and derived without limitation. You do not have to give me credit or attribution at all. This music is free and clear for any use.
If you do want to include attribution, you can use: "Music from New Midnight Cassette System by Frank Edward Nora (host of The Overnightscape)." But again, no attribution is required. You could use this music in a feature film that makes hundreds of millions of dollars and you would still not need to get any further permission, give me credit, or pay me anything. It is my pleasure to make this music freely available.
The music itself is electronic, in a variety of different genres. For this project, I used a MadPlayer with software version P1.29.06, which has 34 different genres. I recorded 90+ minutes of each genre onto my Roland R-05 recorder as MP3s at 192 kbps stereo.
I produced the original Midnight Cassette System back in June 2010, with the same public domain license. It was done on a different MadPlayer, with software version P1.22.28, with less genres, each recording under an hour, at 128 kbps stereo MP3.
It was always my intention to release more Midnight Cassette System, and that's why I decided to do this project. It was quite time-consuming, but I am pleased with it, and hope you all enjoy using the music!
Reviewer:Te Chi Cheng
April 8, 2021 Subject:
Thank you so much for your selfless work
Reviewer:Dave and Isaac
November 5, 2017 Subject:
I'd like to add to the praise
Seriously, thank you so much. You've taken extra time to let us all know you just want it used and freely. Thank you! I'm using it!
September 19, 2017 Subject:
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for this service you've provided. I love the music and it's working great for the background to some videos I'm making. I really appreciate you making this available for everyone. Thank you so much!